St. Louis Symphony Orchestra 2019/2020 Season By The Numbers

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140 – The SLSO, the second-oldest orchestra in the country, is celebrating its 140th season in 2019/2020.

13 - Stéphane Denève will become the orchestra's 13th music director in 2019/2020, following this year as Music Director Designate. Denève plans to personally engage listeners and deepen the unique and powerful relationship between the music, the orchestra players, and the community.

110 – Approximate number of live performances planned at historic Powell Hall through various series: Classical, Live at Powell Hall, IN UNISON, Education Concerts, Family Concerts, and Holidays at Powell.

75 - SLSO musicians perform more than 75 free programs each season, actively engaging audiences in schools, parks, hospitals, nursing homes, and other public places throughout the region. Ninety percent of SLSO musicians participate in these programs.

3 – Number of SLSO titled conductors who will take the podium during the season.
• Music Director Stéphane Denève takes the podium on for 12 weeks
• Conductor Laureate Leonard Slatkin will lead a program (October 12-13, 2019).
• Resident Conductor Gemma New also leads a subscription program (April 17-18, 2020)

5 – Number of SLSO musicians featured as soloists during the season:
• Jelena Dirks, oboe (October 12-13, 2019)
• Kristin Ahlstrom, violin (December 6-8, 2019)
• Angie Smart, violin (December 6-8, 2019)
• Andrea Kaplan, flute (December 6-8, 2019)
• David Halen, concertmaster (April 24-26, 2020)

19 - New works will be introduced to the SLSO repertoire this season, including two new pieces commissioned by the SLSO that the orchestra will debut.

13 – Composers of today whose works are featured in the 2019/2020 season.

2 – World premieres performed by the SLSO (September 21-22, 2019 and November 15-16, 2019).

5 - The St. Louis Symphony Chorus will be featured in five programs throughout the season, including Berlioz's The Damnation of Faust (March 13-14, 2020) and Mozart's Mass in C Minor (November 9-10, 2019).

42 – New and returning guest conductors and artists from around the world to perform with the orchestra.

40,000 - Patrons expected to attend performances at Powell Hall between Thanksgiving weekend and New Year's Day.

25,000 – Students welcomed to Powell Hall for Education Concerts.

250,000 - Anticipated number of individuals reached through live performances throughout the season.


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